Small Framed Manaia

The Bone Art Place Ltd

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A small framed ornate layered 3D wooden Manaia with Paua shell inlays and simply extraordinary detail. Photos do not do these pieces justice.

Frame Size: 162mm Long (6.3 Inches)

The Manaia is one of the more ancient mythical beings with a bird's head and a human form. It is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits. The Manaia is regarded as a kind deity protecting the people and helping them communicate with ancestors on the other side.
It is also a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.